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Sri Lanka selectors ponder separate Twenty20 team

Oct 15, 2012: Sri Lanka chief selector Ashantha de Mel has said that the national selection committee may streamline the selection of teams, and have a separate squad for Twenty20s

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

No light at the end of Sri Lanka's tunnel

Jan 26, 2012: As long as the country's cricket is in the hands of politicians and the self-serving, there is little hope for the team

Hilal Suhaib

Sri Lanka news

SL has new selection panel, more changes likely

Jan 19, 2012: Ashantha de Mel, the former Sri Lanka fast bowler, has been named the chairman of the country's new selection panel, which replaced the one headed by Duleep Mendis

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Aravinda de Silva takes over as chief selector

May 26, 2010: Former Sri Lankan captain Aravinda de Silva has been named chairman of a new four-member national selection committee by sports minister

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in India 2009-10

Jayasuriya's future under scrutiny

Oct 29, 2009: Sanath Jayasuriya has been told by Sri Lanka's selectors that his performances on the tour of India will be close evaluated with an eye on the 2011 World Cup

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Colombo

de Mel slams Sri Lanka's fielding, running

Feb 4, 2009: Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka's chief selector, has said that the poor fielding has let the team down in the ODI series against India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Marvan Atapattu interview

I have no respect for the selectors - Atapattu

Oct 7, 2007: Marvan Atapattu talks about his current exile from the national team and says he has lost his respect for the national selectors

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in Australia, 2007-08

Atapattu unlikely for Australia tour

Oct 4, 2007: Marvan Atapattu, the former Sri Lanka captain, is unlikely to make the team for the tour of Australia after refusing to attend a meeting with the selectors

ESPNcricinfo staff

Several Sri Lanka players approached by the league

Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors backs ICL

Sep 1, 2007: Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors, has backed the Indian Cricket League, urging Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), which has hitherto threatened players with bans if they participate in the ICL, to soften its stance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ashantha de Mel retained as chief

Sri Lanka selection panel reshuffled

Jul 31, 2007: The Sri Lankan sports minister, Gamini Lokuge, reshuffled the national selection committee on Tuesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007

Atapattu set for Test comeback

Jun 6, 2007: Former captain Marvan Atapattu is set to make a comeback to Test cricket after a long lay off

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007

Atapattu in line for recall

Jun 3, 2007: Marvan Atapattu is likely to play his first Test in 18 months when Bangladesh visits

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ashantha de Mel will stay on till July 31

Sports minister asserts his powers

May 31, 2007: The row between the sports ministry and the Sri Lankan cricket board continues

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, 2007

Sri Lankan officials at odds over Abu Dhabi series

May 25, 2007: Sri Lanka's senior cricket officials were at odds Friday over the national team's participation in a recent one-day series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

Post World Cup plans

Sri Lanka to have full-time paid selector

Apr 23, 2007: Sri Lanka Cricket will have a full time paid selector serving in the national selection panel after the 2007 World Cup

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Skipper given vote of confidence

Jayawardene named World Cup captain

Nov 6, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene will continue to lead Sri Lanka till the end of next year's World Cup in West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England 2006

de Mel set to take over tour selection

Jun 1, 2006: Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors, Asantha de Mel, is set to take control of selection issues when he arrives in England for the one-day series later this month, a move that is sure to increase the pressure on the coach, Tom Moody

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England, 2006

Jayasuriya poised for Test return

May 10, 2006: Sanath Jayasuriya has been recalled to the Sri Lankan Test after reversing his decision to retire

ESPNcricinfo staff

Reaction to de Mel's comments

Moody denies lodging complaint

May 9, 2006: Tom Moody, Sri Lanka's coach, has officially complained to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after being publicly criticised by Ashantha de Mel, the new chairman of selectors

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chairman of selectors slams Moody for "failing to deliver"

Jayasuriya was forced to retire from Tests - de Mel

May 7, 2006: Ashantha de Mel, the newly appointed Sri Lankan chairman of national selectors, has alleged that Sanath Jayasuriya was forced to retire from Test cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff
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